Complete Guide to Whatsapp and Facebook Community Groups

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As a digital nomad planning a move to Medellin, Colombia or perhaps you have already settled there, finding connections and building a sense of community is essential. WhatsApp and Facebook groups have become invaluable resources for digital nomads, offering a platform to exchange ideas, share experiences, and form lasting relationships.

When embarking on a digital nomad journey, the excitement of working from new locations often comes with the challenge of navigating unfamiliar territories. This is where WhatsApp groups shine. These city-specific groups act as a compass, guiding digital nomads through the intricacies of setting up in a new country. Why try our website to provide as much information as possible on however, sometimes our readers need immediate response for their questions or concerns. 

From finding the best co-working spaces to discovering hidden gyms, or amazing restaurants to take your first date on, these groups provide instant access to a wealth of local knowledge from other expats such as yourself. Need a quiet café with reliable Wi-Fi for an important video call? A quick message in the group can lead you to the perfect spot, tucked away from the city’s hustle and bustle.

But these groups offer more than just practical information. They serve as a social network, a support system, and a gateway to unique experiences. Weekend hikes, language exchange meetups, and group activities foster a sense of belonging, making the foreign land feel more like home.

I have been in many facebook groups since 2016, and have met many many people. Some of my best friends are from Facebook groups and till this day we still grab dinner or go shoot pool. 

I’ll break down the groups that are best to go to. Because not all groups are great. Many are extremely toxic and no one wants to be involved in toxic groups. 

Facebook Groups tend to be extremely toxic and a lot of trolls hide behind fake accounts. The top 5 groups we think have the least toxicity are listed below. #1 being the best in our opinion. The owner of the group has been great with keeping a friendly community and everyone is very mature. 

Facebook Groups:

Group NameEstablishedToxicityMembers
Expats & Colombians Living and Traveling Colombia2021Very Low8600+
Medellín Software Developers2022Very Low700+
Cartagena Real Estate Investors2024Very Low100+
Medellin Underground – Medellin.co2024Very Low100+
Digital Nomads Medellin2015Medium15,000+
Food in Medellin | Comida en Medellín2014Medium9,000+
GringoPaisa 2011High25k+
Medellin Expats2010Extremely High68k+

Whatsapp Groups 

  1. Nomads // Visitor of MDEJoin
    The WhatsApp group is your go-to resource for all things related to living in the city. Connect with experienced expats who can provide insider advice on the best restaurants, events, and more. Whether you need help finding an apartment or processing your digital nomad visa, our community has the knowledge and resources to support you.
  2. Medellin BioHacking & Human OptimizationJoin
    Biohacking is the science of optimizing your health, performance, and well-being through cutting-edge techniques and technologies. From IV drips to enhancement clinics, fitness regimens to yoga practices, biohacking empowers you to take control of your biology. The WhatsApp group brings together passionate individuals who share knowledge, resources, and personal experiences to help each other reach peak physical and mental performance. Whether you’re a seasoned biohacker or just starting your journey, this supportive group is a great start. 

Group NameManaged ByMembersJoin
Medellin Dance 2DanceFree900+Join
Medellin Dance 1Dance Free800+Join
Nomads // Visitor of MDEIndependent1000+Join
Medellin BioHacking & Human OptimizationIndependent260+Join
General Medellin CommunityMDECommunity1700+Join
Medellin MeetupsIndependent800+Join
Medellin ServicesIndependent200+Join
Ice Warrior Tribe MDE – Ice bathsIndependent300+Join
Gamers in MedellinMedellin.coNewJoin
Foodies in MedellinMedellin.coNewJoin
Expats in MedellinMedellin.coNewJoin
* We will be adding to this list as we get more whatsapp group admins to approve.

Whatsapp Community Groups

Community Groups is an umbrella of whatsapp community with a collection of sub groups under it. It’s typically run by a company or person that manages multiple communities. 

  1. MDE Community – is a huge list of whatsapp groups run by Mayan under 1 Community. Mayan does an amazing job to community building, events and other activities to get people involved. Her popular community Beyond the Small talk is something you can get excited about to meet new people. Under Mayan’s Community you can find general medellin channel, real estate, co-working, cooking and more.
  2. Community –
    We decided to create a tight-niche community for our readers. To help answer questions or provide any assistance for anyone interested in moving to Medellin.

How To Get The Most Out Of These Groups To truly benefit from these groups, active participation is key. Engage in discussions, ask questions, and provide value where you can. You’ll find the digital nomad community is incredibly supportive and willing to help.

Respect The Group Rules Each group Facebook or Whatsapp will have its own set of rules and guidelines. To maintain a positive and respectful environment, make sure you adhere to these rules. This includes respecting privacy, avoiding spam, and staying on topic.

Frequently Asked Questions 

1. How can I find WhatsApp groups for digital nomads in Colombia? You can find these groups by searching online forums, social media platforms, or digital nomad websites. You may also be added to groups by other digital nomads you meet in person.

How can I find Facebook Groups for digital nomads or expats? In facebook search you can typically just type ‘Medellin Expats’ or ‘Digital Nomad Medellin’ and you will be presented with a list of groups. As mentioned before, a lot of groups are toxic. We provide a few of the best groups we found. 

2. Are there any fees to join these WhatsApp groups? Most WhatsApp groups for expats or digital nomads are free to join. However, some specialized groups or those offering exclusive services may charge a membership fee.

3. How can I create my own WhatsApp group for digital nomads in Colombia? To create your own group, simply open WhatsApp, tap on the “New Group” option, add participants, and set a relevant group name and description. Once your group is established, promote it on digital nomad forums or social media platforms to attract new members.

4. What are some general rules I should follow when participating in these groups? Some general rules include being respectful to other members, avoiding spam or self-promotion, and staying on topic. Each group may have its own specific set of rules, so be sure to familiarize yourself with them.

5. How can I leave a WhatsApp group if it’s not relevant to me anymore? To leave a WhatsApp group, open the group chat, tap on the group name at the top, and scroll down to find the “Exit Group” option. Tap on it, and you’ll be removed from the group.

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